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The The - Cold Spell Ahead album flac

Performer: The The
Title: Cold Spell Ahead
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 121
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The the - cold spell ahead. The the - cold spell ahead. Artist: Cold Cold Blood. Album: From Mud to Blood, 2015. The The - Cold Spell Ahead (1982) Matt Johnson. The track that metamorphosised into "Uncertain Smile". Has been played on. Spain 1. Disco Music Radio.

includes 4-pages booklet with lyrics Includes unlimited streaming of The Cold Spell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 7 days.

The The's next single was a retooling of "Cold Spell Ahead", now entitled "Uncertain Smile". Produced in New York by Mike Thorne; it reached No. 68 UK. This version is different from the more familiar album version, and featured sax and flute by session player Crispin Cioe rather than (as on the album version) the piano of Squeeze's Jools Holland. In 1982, the intended debut album by The The (The Pornography of Despair) was recorded, but was never officially mixed nor released.

Second album by the Italian Duo born in 2012 around T. (bass and vocals) and M. (guitar and synth). 4 years after their debut ‘Beyond the Lights’, the all new album ‘The Cold Spell’ has just reached our warehouse

When Cold Spell Ahead reappeared here under the name Uncertain Smile, it was virtually unrecognisable, the primeval drum machine and echoing guitar murk replaced by a flawless, rich production involving crack session players. Johnson played marimba, and his voice had changed from reedy and blank-eyed into something deeper and more emotive. Even so, the latter still seems like a startling album. Johnson was only 22 when Soul Mining was released. The lyrics contained the occasional hint of histrionic gaucheness – "the cancer of love has eaten out my heart" seems a pretty melodramatic way to say you got dumped – but more often they're strikingly precocious: Uncertain Smile's brilliant drawing of a confused relationship, The Twilight Hour's painfully accurate depiction of self-obsession.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Cold Spell Ahead
Written-By – Johnson*
B Hot Ice
Written-By – Laws*, Johnson*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Some Bizzare Label
  • Copyright (c) – Some Bizzare Label
  • Published By – Cherry Red Music
  • Recorded At – Stage One Studio, London
  • Mastered At – Tape One


  • Artwork [Artwork By] – Andrew Johnson*
  • Instruments, Voice – Keith Laws, Matt Johnson
  • Mastered By – JA*
  • Plated By – EG*
  • Producer – The The
  • Recorded By – Pete Maben


Label appears as 'S B L' on sleeve rear and labels.

Recorded at Stage One Spring 1981.

P&C Some Bizzare Label 1981.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BZS 4-A EG JA TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BZS 4-B EG JA TAPE ONE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SBZ 016 The The Cold Spell Ahead ‎(7", Single, RE) Some Bizzare SBZ 016 UK 1992
BZS 4 The The Cold Spell Ahead ‎(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl) Some Bizzare BZS 4 UK 1981
SBZX016 The The Cold Spell Ahead ‎(12", S/Sided, Pic, RE) Some Bizzare SBZX016 UK 1992
SBZCD016 The The Cold Spell Ahead ‎(CD, Single) Some Bizzare SBZCD016 UK 1992

Reviews (2)
when The The was two people....

Once had a copy of this 7" in late '80s but sure it was an Italian bootleg...if memory serves me?

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